lol, is there where I mention that if your first priority was "getting to the finish line" anyone who purchased a 2300kg tub of lard Jeep should have their head read?
I love my Hemi, and consciously chose it over a diesel, but in many circumstances it is pure fact that the diesel is superior, although there is no argument that the petrol V8's are "sportier" than their diesel brethen.
Oh, and FYI, the diesel can be very easily "chipped" to produce far more torque than even a modded petrol V8. That is a fact.
Personally though, I prefer the more instant throttle response of the Hemi, but regardless I think my next purchase will be a diesel, as even a lowly V6TD Toureg can take my Hemi when chipped, all the while using around half the fuel